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Dare to DREAM: What You Should Know About the NY DREAM ACT

Every year, thousands of undocumented youth who graduate from New York high schools face an uncertain future because of their immigration status. With federal legislation perpetually stalled in Congress, many states are taking the Dream Act into their own hands, passing legislation to provide in-state tuition and reduce other funding barriers so that undocumented immigrants can attend college.The New York DREAM Act seeks to expand the access that undocumented students have to higher education. It would support the extension of the state’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and other scholarships to all students, regardless of immigration status. It would also create a commission to raise private funds for all children of immigrants, and allow undocumented students and their families to open up college savings accounts.What are the prospects and the implications of this legislation?

On Tuesday, April 10, KAPA will host a speaker series event featuring:

– Chung-Wha Hong: Executive Director of the NY Immigration Coalition;
– Emily Park: Queens College student & DREAM Fellow; and
– David Kallick, Senior Fellow at Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) & Director of FPI’s Immigration Research Initiative (confirmed); &

This event is for everyone who wants to learn more about the NY DREAM Act, its potential impact on ALL New Yorkers, including undocumented students, its costs/benefits, and the campaign to get it passed this year.

Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Venue: The Murphy Institute at CUNY, 25 West 43rd Street (18th Floor)

Co-Sponsors (in formation): Asian American/Asian Research Institute at CUNY (AAARI), Chinese Progressive Association (CPA), MinKwon Center for Community Action, New York Immigrant Action Fund (NYSIAF), New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), Korean American Community Foundation (KACF), United We Dream (UWD), and YWCA-Queens

 

 

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